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Syria’s Assad ‘victorious’: Israeli defence minister

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that President Bashar al-Assad has been “victorious” in Syria’s civil war and was now being courted by former enemies. “Assad has emerged victorious in the battle,” Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli news website Walla!. “Suddenly, everyone wants to …

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Egypt court sentences Morsi to 25 years in Qatar spy case

CAIRO -uns: An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted president Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood to 25 years in prison in a final ruling over a case accusing him of spying for Qatar, judicial sources said. Morsi, democratically elected after Egypt’s 2011 revolution, was …

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Russia, Iran, Turkey to police Syria Idlib safe zone

Astana -UNS : Russia, Iran and Turkey on Friday agreed a deal to jointly police a fourth safe zone around Syria’s Idlib province as part of a Moscow-led plan to ease the six-year conflict. In a joint statement after two days of talks in Kazakhstan …

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US to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria

VILNIUS: The United States on Tuesday announced it would supply arms and military equipment to Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria, a move sure to anger key ally Turkey which considers the Kurdish forces to be terrorists. The weapons are being delivered …

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US carry out missile strikes in Syria: many killed

WASHINGTON -UNS: US President Donald Trump ordered a massive military strike against Syria on Thursday in retaliation for a chemical attack with a sarin-like nerve agent which Washington blames on President Bashar al-Assad. According to initials reports many peoples were killed in the strike. A …

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Erdogan blames ‘murderer Assad’ for suspected Syria chemical attack

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday blamed the Syrian government for a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of people including children, calling President Bashar al-Assad a “murderer”. “Hey murderer Assad, how are you going to escape from their curse?” Erdogan said at …

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Proposed UN resolution on Syria ‘unacceptable’:Russia

MOSCOW -UNS – Russia said Wednesday that a UN resolution put forward by Britain, France and the United States on a suspected chemical attack in Syria was “unacceptable”, after deflecting blame from its ally Damascus. “The text as presented is categorically unacceptable,” foreign ministry spokeswoman …

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‘Real’ Syria peace talks yet to start: UN

GENEVA -UNS/AFP- The UN on Friday said “incremental” progress was made during a fifth round of talks between Syria s warring parties, but warned the “real peace negotiations” had yet to begin. Syrian government and opposition representatives had been “serious and engaged” during the latest …

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Russia expects direct dialogue at intra-Syrian talks in Geneva: FM

MOSCOW -UNS/Xinhua — Moscow expects ample participation of all parties of the Syrian conflict in the intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, and hopes they will be able to maintain direct dialogue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. “I hope that all those invited will …

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Bombings, air strikes in Syria rattle Geneva peace talks

A United Nations peace envoy said a militant attack in Syria on Saturday was a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva, while the warring sides traded blame and appeared no closer to actual negotiations. Suicide bombers stormed two Syrian security offices in Homs, …

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